Water Watch Penang (WWP) has organized the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme for students of SMJK Perempuan China Pulau Pinang on 20th September 2023. A total of 150 students, ranging from Form 1 to 3, along with the participation of one teacher, engaged in the programme from 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Mr. Hanson, WWP’s Programme Officer, opened the programme by outlining WWP’s goals and water-related activities. He emphasized the global water crisis and its impact on Malaysia, explaining the causes with compelling visuals to evoke empathy. Moreover, Mr. Hanson also addressed a local concern—the low water tariff in Penang and its potential for promoting wasteful water use.
On September 20, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program alongside a Storytelling Program for students at SJKC Keow Kuang from 11.00AM to 12.30 PM. A total of 836 students, ranging from Standard 1 to Standard 6, participated, along with 46 teachers.
Dr. Ng Si Ling, an active member of Water Watch Penang and a senior lecturer in USM, led the educational session, aligning with the program’s objective to enhance water awareness among children. She began by introducing WWP and then delved into foundational knowledge about freshwater resources and the water cycle, emphasizing the scarcity of potable water.
Water Watch Penang (WWP) has successfully executed the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program at SJKC Sin Min, Balik Pulau, Penang, on September 19, 2023. A total of 24 students, ranging from Standard 1 to Standard 6, along with three teachers, actively participated in this enlightening program from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
The program commenced with Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the Programme Officer of WWP, delivering an insightful presentation. He provided a comprehensive overview of WWP’s historical background, objectives, and past endeavors. Moreover, he delved into the critical water-related issues on a global, national, and local scale, presenting essential water-related facts, strategies for water conservation, and the significant roles that rivers play in our environment and society.
On September 20, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the River and Water Education Program ‘Negalitres for Schools’ for students from SK Kongsi, Balik Pulau, Penang.
More than 200 students, ranging from Standard 4 to Standard 6, along with five teachers, participated in this program from 10:30am to 12.30pm
Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, initiated the session by providing a brief explanation about the organization and its goals. This explanation also encompassed the entire history of WWP, past initiatives, and ongoing activities related to water, which are part of WWP’s mission to raise awareness about global, national, and local water issues and challenges.
The “Waterways In Our Communities” webinar, organized in celebration of World River Day at the national level, brought together a diverse audience. This virtual event was held on September 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. via the Zoom application. It served as a significant platform for fostering dialogue and raising awareness about the importance of preserving our waterways, focusing mainly on rivers.
The webinar panel comprised three experts: YBRS. IR. Marenawati Binti Abd Malek, Director of River Basin Management from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage; YBHG. PROF. Dr. Chan Ngai Weng, President of Water Watch Penang (WWP); and YBRS. Tuan Haji Mansor Bin Abdul Ghani, Deputy Secretary of Friends of Rivers Malaysia. The moderator was Mdm. Siti Nooraznie Binti Abdul Rahim, Chief Assistance Secretary in the Water Resources Division from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change.